Brant Hansen

Radio host, Author, & Homeschool Dad

Brant Hansen is an author, nationally syndicated radio host, homeschool dad, and advocate for healing children through  CURE International.

He’s won national “personality of the year” awards for his work on his offbeat and quirky radio show, which airs on more than 200 stations. His podcast with his friend and radio producer, Sherri Lynn (“The Brant and Sherri Oddcast”) has been downloaded more than 10 million times.

He leverages his radio platform to advance the healing work of CURE, which provides life-changing surgeries for children with treatable conditions.

His first book, Unoffendable, has prompted a national discussion on the idea of forgiveness, and our culture’s embrace of self-righteous anger.  His second book, both provocative and very personal, is Blessed are the Misfits: Great News for Those Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something. His other bestselling books include his book for men: The Men We Need, ;along with The Truth About Us: The Very Good News About How Very Bad We Are, and his most recent release,  Life is Hard, God is Good, Let's Dance:  Experiencing Real Joy in a World Gone Mad.  

Brant loves to speak to groups/conferences/churches when his schedule allows.

He has written for numerous media outlets on matters as varied as public policy, culture, sports, Asperger’s Syndrome, and faith. He’s been a game inventor, fronted a modern rock band, and still dabbles in singing and songwriting.

He has traveled extensively throughout the world, including multiple trips to CURE’s hospital for women and children in Afghanistan.

AND...he has been married for 30 years to Carolyn, and together they homeschooled their two children, who are now grown. 


Session Titles

1. Blessed are the Misfits - Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something! 

If you've ever felt like you don't fit into American church culture... Brant Hansen has been there, too. Join Brant as he explores modern Christianity, the beauty of being different, and the astonishing goodness of God.

American church culture can feel designed for extroverted, emotional people -- so what does that mean for the rest of us? Brant Hansen gets it. Introverted, a natural skeptic, and an "Aspie," he often wondered how, even if, he fit into the Kingdom of God. But the good news is that the Good News is for all. Maybe "spiritual" doesn't always look like we expect. And maybe those of us whose lives aren't full of amazing or emotional spiritual stories, or those of us who struggle to be social, confident, or happy -- "misfits," really -- have a beautiful place in God's kingdom too.

In his trademark dry, self-effacing humor, Brant addresses questions like:
   * If I don't relate to God as emotionally or feel His presence as intensely, is there something wrong with me?
   * What if I'm not good at talking to people about my faith -- or not good at talking to people at all?
   * What if I'm terrible at praying and even struggle to want to pray?
   * If I struggle with depression, does that mean I've failed spiritually?
For anyone who has felt left out, anyone who has gone through the motions, or anyone who feels like they have more questions than answers, Blessed Are the Misfits will be a breath of fresh air.

2. The Men We Need - God’s Purpose for the Manly Man, the Avid Indoorsman, or Any Man Willing to Show Up

The world needs real men, real bad. And there are all sorts of conflicting ideas and messages about what a "real man" is (and is not). Is a real man one who hunts, loves sports, grills meat, fixes cars, and climbs mountains? Sure, sometimes. But that's not really the point of being a man and it's not the purpose for which men were made.

Into our cultural confusion, Brant Hansen paints a refreshingly specific, compelling picture of what men are made to be: "Keepers of the Garden." Protectors and defenders. He calls for men of all interests and backgrounds (including "avid indoorsmen" like himself) to be ambitious about the right things and to see themselves as defenders of the vulnerable, with whatever resources they have.

Delivered with Brant's signature humor, The Men We Need session will explain the essence of masculinity in a fresh, thoughtful, and entertaining way, as Brant takes a look at God's purpose for dads and sons -- giving men, and young men, a concrete vision for masculinity that's energizing, inspiring, and life-giving for everyone around them.

3. KEYNOTE #4: Unoffendable - How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better (Including Homeschooling! :)

Let's talk about anger and forgiveness in families. Brant will give us a concrete, practical way to live life with less stress. In our easily offended, cancel-culture society, learn how to replace perpetual frustration and anger with refreshing humility and gratitude. It turns out giving up your "right" to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things you can do. It's a radical, provocative idea: We're not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own "righteous anger" is a myth. It is the number one problem in our society (and maybe in our own homes) today and, as Dallas Willard says, "Christians have not been taught out of it." But what if Christians were the most unoffendable people on the planet?

Using his humorous and conversational style, Brant's presentation is fun, counter-intuitive, and at the very heart of discipleship! Content is completely applicable to growth for every member of the family and for peace in the home.